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Promising Trends + Emerging Learnings in HTI Districts

Throughout the last two years, Homegrown Talent Initiative has been working with eight rural communities across Colorado to build work-based learning and career exploration opportunities to meet the needs of students, families, schools, business, and industry in these regions. The Center on...

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Breakthrough Moves: HTI Districts Reflect on Progress

Throughout the last year, Homegrown Talent Initiative districts across Colorado have been reimagining what work-based learning and career exploration looks like for their students and their communities. These districts have made incredible progress despite the innumerable challenges the COVID-19...

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Importance of Career-Connected Learning for All Colorado Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has created urgency around re-engaging high school students who have fallen behind on graduation requirements and college and career readiness. Investing in career-connected learning programs (e.g., work-based learning and career and technical education) represents a crucial...

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HTI Successes Despite COVID Challenges

Homegrown Talent Initiative focuses on building collaboration among K-12, higher education, and local industry – the educonomy – to provide relevant, engaging work-based learning experiences that align student interests with the needs of the local economy. In spite of the unanticipated challenges...

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